We walk unseen among you. We possess both “Y” chromosomes and knitting needles. We’re equally at home in a yarn shop and a gentleman’s club. When admiring exceptional décolletage, we may find ourselves distracted by the softness of a mohair sweater as it clings to the complex curves of your bust. If we ask to touch that delicate fabric, rest assured we do want to experience the fabric. But that probably isn’t all we want to touch. We are men. We love women. And we knit.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Land of Port
Malabrigo Rios Scrunchy Scarf
I enjoy the occasional port.Something well-aged, served after dinner either with or in place of dessert.Maybe near a crackling fire, with a sleeping dog at my feet.Good stuff, really.
So I'm pleasantly optimistic about this weekend, when I will travel to Portland, Oregon for business.Now in fairness I've been to Portland several times before and never managed to get a decent port.But hope springs eternal.
I'm going to be in meetings all day on Saturday, but if I make it down early enough on Friday I plan to check out a few of the local yarn shops.If you happen to have a favorite in the area, shoot me a message and let me know.
Manos del Uruguay Slipped Stitch Scarf
Continuing in the Christmas theme from my last post, let me share a trio of scarves.I like making scarves for gifts because they typically take just long enough to make to be pleasant - but not so long as to turn to drudgery.This Christmas, I made five: one for my assistant, one for my sister, one for a good friend, one for my son's kindergarten teacher, and one for the Christmas-gift-listapalooza giveaway.
Malabrigo Worsted Bias-Ribbed Scarf
For my son's teacher, one skein of Manos del Uruguay with a slipped stitch pattern.For my good friend, one skein of Malabrigo Worsted (a personal favorite), knit on the bias with a ribbed pattern.And for the contestant, one skein of Malabrigo Rios, knit in a scrunchy pattern and then blocked within an inch of it's wooly life. All three were fun to make - and true to history each was done in about a week of commuting time.